Billy Joel - Song By Song

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Billy Joel - Song By Song

Postby nev gash » 13 Apr 2018, 10:53

Hodgson wrote:You just have to face reality that you are not well liked by some people here. Not necessarily people who will shout on the BCB cunt threads,but posters who are well liked by all and who get on with the business of posting to threads when they want

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Re: Billy Joel - Song By Song

Postby Matt Wilson » 13 Apr 2018, 14:25

Too bad. You'd really piss off the usual suspects (suspect?) had you started a Joel thread...

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Re: Billy Joel - Song By Song

Postby Twang » 13 Apr 2018, 15:20

He has. Beginning in '67



Alas, 70s Billy Joel, underrated

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Re: Billy Joel - Song By Song

Postby sneelock » 13 Apr 2018, 16:15

how can someone who has sold a gazillion records and seems perfectly capable of touring until he keels over be underrated?
it seems to me people who are this popular are rated very highly by the people who fork it over to see them and tune in to hear Larry King ask them how they overcame life's hardships.

Billy Joel is popular. popular people are rated by the very definition of popularity.
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Re: Billy Joel - Song By Song

Postby Matt Wilson » 13 Apr 2018, 16:31

She means underrated around here.

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Re: Billy Joel - Song By Song

Postby sneelock » 13 Apr 2018, 16:36

Maybe. I’ll bet he’d win in a “Billy Joel” versus backlash d’jour poll.
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Re: Billy Joel - Song By Song

Postby Matt Wilson » 13 Apr 2018, 16:38

He'd probably lose to James Taylor.

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Re: Billy Joel - Song By Song

Postby sneelock » 13 Apr 2018, 16:40

God, I should hope so. ;)

Sorry, I don’t mean to be a dick. Bashing popular people I don’t like is a bit of a hobby. I must admit, I’m not as hard on BJ as I used to be. I always found him derivative but I don’t guess that bothers me as much as it used to.
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Re: Billy Joel - Song By Song

Postby Matt Wilson » 13 Apr 2018, 16:58

Dickishness is a BCB tradition. I have at least a Masters in Dickdom, some here have a PHD.

In other words, don't worry about it!

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Re: Billy Joel - Song By Song

Postby Twang » 13 Apr 2018, 17:18

I did mean underrated around here. I dislike most of the succession of hits starting around "My Life" but I think he made some pretty good albums before that.

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Re: Billy Joel - Song By Song

Postby sneelock » 13 Apr 2018, 17:28

Twang wrote:I did mean underrated around here.


everything but the Smiths is underrated around here. ;)




I dislike most of the succession of hits starting around "My Life" but I think he made some pretty good albums before that.

it's good to like stuff, I'm sure of it. I guess I'm just a naturally contrary character."My Life" is one of his songs I always liked. :lol:
the early stuff - I was a Harry Chapin fan so I always thought Billy Joel ripped him off more than a little bit.
like I say, it doesn't bother me as much these days and I know people who don't agree or who it doesn't bother at all.
it's all good.

I heard Ray Charles on TV say "I just LOVE Billy Joel". I decided then and there that nobody gives a fuck if I like Billy Joel or not. I guess I'm getting forgetful in my old age.
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